From: Brooke Yool, Central
Group teachings give student groups opportunity to prepare a short lecture about a topic. Groups are then paired up to present their lectures to each other.
Sousa (2006) points out that among different teaching methods, teaching others/immediate use of learning leads to the highest average retention rate.
When to use:
- Works well for hybrid classes
- Divide class into groups of 4-5 students
- Assign each group a topic from posted lecture material
- Each group prepares a short (5-minute) lecture, per person, about this topic.
- Day of class, each group (comprised of 4-5 students) discusses their topic amongst themselves to come to a consensus.
- Then pair up groups (i.e. groups 1+ 4, groups 2 + 5….) to present their 5-10 minute lectures to each other, effectively teaching each other their topics.
- At the end of class, each student turns in a paper summary of their 5 minute lecture in order to receive credit for the day’s work.
Sousa, D.A. (2006). How the Brain Learns. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.